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Jepther McClymont OD (born 20 October 1964), better known as Luciano, is a Jamaican second-generation roots reggae singer. Born in Davyton, Manchester Parish, and raised as the seventh of nine children in a...

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Lloyd Knibb OD (8 March 1931 – 12 May 2011) was a Jamaican drummer who is considered Jamaica’s most important and influential modern drummer. A master percussionist, he...

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Harris Lloyd “B.B.” Seaton (born 3 September 1944), also known as “Bibby”, is a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, and record producer who was a member of The Gaylads, The...

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Michigan and Smiley are a Jamaican reggae/dancehall duo consisting of Papa Michigan (born Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (born Erroll Bennett). They rose to...

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Michael Rose (born 11 July 1957) is a Grammy award-winning reggae singer from Jamaica. He is known for a successful tenure with Black Uhuru from 1977 to 1984, and he has worked...

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Leslie Tucker, known as Junior Tucker (born 1966 in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica), is a Jamaican reggae singer, who started his career in secular music but who now sings Christian music....

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Smart was born in 1952 and orphaned at the age of two. He was raised at Maxfield Park Children’s Home and educated at Alpha Boys School, where he...

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Don Drummond (12 March 1932– 6 May 1969) was a Jamaican ska trombonist and composer. He was one of the original members of The Skatalites, and composed many of their...

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Slim Smith (born Keith Smith; 1948 in Kingston, Jamaica – 1973) was a ska, rocksteady and reggae singer. In their book Reggae: The Rough Guide (1997), Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton described Smith as “the...

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Dunkley’s recording career began in 1965, when he was 14, with “Gypsy” (a duet with Roy Shirley) for Linden Pottinger’s Gaydisc label, “My Queen” (with Junior...

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